Coco Gauff Gives Fans a Glimpse Into Her Daily Routine, Reveals Her Wardrobe Choices And More

Published 04/08/2021, 3:00 AM EDT
Coco Gauff of the United States celebrates after winning match point during her Women’s Singles third round match against Naomi Osaka of Japan day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

American teen tennis sensation Coco Gauff has given fans a glimpse at her daily routine. In a sit-down with Tennis Channel, the 17-year-old said that while she takes her tennis dead seriously, she has the rest of the day after training and practice to do just about anything that any girl her age would do.


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Gauff, who fell in the second round of the Miami Open, is currently in action at the Charleston Open clay-court tournament.

The teen has reached the pre-quarters at Charleston with back-to-back wins over Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova and Russian Ludmilla Samsonova, and she will hope to go deeper in the tune-up event for Roland-Garros.


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Gauff says she starts with training and follows it up with two hours of tennis practice

Gauff said that she starts out her day with training and follows it up with a two-hour hit on the practice court.

“I wake up in the morning and get myself on time to practice. I warm up and then practice tennis for two hours,” the 17-year-old said.

She added that since most of her family members are based at her Florida home, it feels nice to be around her loved ones all the time and it helps her burn the stress from the unforgiving women’s Tour.

On having her father as her coach, the teen star said that while he strives to bring the best out of her on the court, he looks makes her training “fun”.

Gauff added that people often think that because she is a professional tennis player, she has probably given up on the fun and freedom that a teenager like herself desires to have.

Coco Gauff of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Britain’s Johanna Konta REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

However, she sought to change that perception around her, saying that she likes to do “pretty much normal teenager things”The current World Number 36 added that while tennis keeps her tied up for a little time of day, she spends the rest of it doing whatever she wants.

Coco Gauff says the New Balance deal helps her be casual, comfortable, and cool

On her apparel deal with New Balance, Gauff said that it lets her be casual, comfortable, and stylish. “I like more casual clothing than more high-end fashion. So I’m more of a street-wear type of person,” the super teen said, on her wardrobe choices.

She also added that the New Balance deal also helps her be more creative and “not be afraid to try new things.”

The rising star is also glad that tennis has given her the platform to get her voice louder and “change the world with her racquet,” as her father said.


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Gauff bowed out of the singles championship at the Australian Open in the second round after losing to Ukrainian World Number 5 Elina Svitolina but reached the doubles quarters along with her partner Caty McNally.


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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.



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